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The Joy of Clunky Data Analogies (Ned Stratton: 14th April 2022)

Event Review - SQLBits 2022, London (Ned Stratton: 17th March 2022)

Interview: Susan Walsh - The Classification Guru (Ned Stratton: 21st February 2022)

Upskilling as a data analyst - acquiring knowledge deep, broad and current (Ned Stratton: 31st January 2022)

Beyond SIC codes – web scraping and text mining at the heart of modern industry classification: An interview with Agent and Field's Matt Childs (Ned Stratton: 8th December 2021)

Debate: Should Data Analytics teams sit within Sales/marketing or IT? (Ned Stratton: 26th October 2021)

Event Review: Big Data LDN 2021 (Ned Stratton: 27th September 2021)

The Swiss Army Knife of Data - IT tricks for data analysts (Ned Stratton: 9th September 2021)

UK Google Trends - Politics, Porn and Pandemic (Ned Stratton: 15th October 2020)

How the UK broadcast media have misreported the data on COVID-19 (Ned Stratton: 7th October 2020)

The Power BI End Game: Part 3 – Cornering the BI market (Ned Stratton: 21st September 2020)

The Power BI End Game: Part 2 – Beyond SSAS/SSIS/SSRS (Ned Stratton: 28th August 2020)

The Power BI End Game: Part 1 – From Data Analyst to Insight Explorer (Ned Stratton: 14th August 2020)

Excel VBA in the modern business - the case for and against (Ned Stratton: 13th July 2020)

An epic fail with Python Text Analysis (Ned Stratton: 20th June 2020)

Track and Trace and The Political Spectrum of Data - Liberators vs Protectors (Ned Stratton: 12th June 2020)

Defining the role of a Data Analyst (Slawomir Laskowski: 31st May 2020)

The 7 Most Common Mistakes Made in Data Analysis (Slawomir Laskowski: 17th May 2020)

COVID-19 Mortality Rates - refining media claims with basic statistics (Ned Stratton: 10th May 2020)


Ned Stratton: 28th June 2022

Last week I quizzed Adrian Mitchell - Founder and CEO of Brijj.io - on their specialist project tool for data analytics. We discussed why it's like JIRA but better for business users, how it democratises the prioritisation of analytics projects in businesses with its unique task-voting system, and what it does to help business stakeholders brief in requests for analytics (a frequent pain point).

We also explored the insights from Brijj's Emotional Intelligence Report - a survey of data analysts and analytics leaders on the main sources of satisfaction and frustration in their job roles and wider careers that was published in January this year.

A great deal comes out in the report and our discussion about it on the importance of accurate expectation-setting when recruiting for a data analytics or data science role, as well as the blend of incentives that companies need to provide their data teams in order to hold onto talent.




This interview builds on previous work on The UCOVI Blog covering issues around the organisational structure and management of data teams, which includes our debate piece from October 2021 on whether analytics is an IT or a business function.




Previous Articles

The Joy of Clunky Data Analogies (Ned Stratton: 14th April 2022)

Event Review - SQLBits 2022, London (Ned Stratton: 17th March 2022)

Interview: Susan Walsh - The Classification Guru (Ned Stratton: 21st February 2022)

Upskilling as a data analyst - acquiring knowledge deep, broad and current (Ned Stratton: 31st January 2022)

Beyond SIC codes – web scraping and text mining at the heart of modern industry classification: An interview with Agent and Field's Matt Childs (Ned Stratton: 8th December 2021)

Debate: Should Data Analytics teams sit within Sales/marketing or IT? (Ned Stratton: 26th October 2021)

Event Review: Big Data LDN 2021 (Ned Stratton: 27th September 2021)

The Swiss Army Knife of Data - IT tricks for data analysts (Ned Stratton: 9th September 2021)

UK Google Trends - Politics, Porn and Pandemic (Ned Stratton: 15th October 2020)

How the UK broadcast media have misreported the data on COVID-19 (Ned Stratton: 7th October 2020)

The Power BI End Game: Part 3 – Cornering the BI market (Ned Stratton: 21st September 2020)

The Power BI End Game: Part 2 – Beyond SSAS/SSIS/SSRS (Ned Stratton: 28th August 2020)

The Power BI End Game: Part 1 – From Data Analyst to Insight Explorer (Ned Stratton: 14th August 2020)

Excel VBA in the modern business - the case for and against (Ned Stratton: 13th July 2020)

An epic fail with Python Text Analysis (Ned Stratton: 20th June 2020)

Track and Trace and The Political Spectrum of Data - Liberators vs Protectors (Ned Stratton: 12th June 2020)

Defining the role of a Data Analyst (Slawomir Laskowski: 31st May 2020)

The 7 Most Common Mistakes Made in Data Analysis (Slawomir Laskowski: 17th May 2020)

COVID-19 Mortality Rates - refining media claims with basic statistics (Ned Stratton: 10th May 2020)